Blessed Evening, Loves 😊

I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All Your Brothers And Sisters In Spirit! And No Matter The Negative Circumstances And Deceptive Appearances In The World…Let Us Remember That There Is Still And Abundance Of Love And Positivity To Be Found On This Earth. And It Starts With Each And Every One Of Us! We Must All Look Within Ourselves, First…To Our Own “Mighty I AM Presence”. And Drawing From That Never-ending Source, All The Love And Light That We Could Ever Require For Ourselves; We Must Know Also That We Have Enough Overflow To Love…Everyone Else – Regardless Of The Color Of Their Skin, Beliefs, Or Nationality. So, We Are Not Without Love! And The Spirit Of The Living God Never Neglected To Fill Any Of Us With The Full Capacity To Do So. As A Result, When We Begin To Love According To The God-Given Capacity Within Us…Those Negative Circumstances And Those Deceptive Appearances Will Become Minimal! Because Love…Is Powerful! Amen…Smiling Face with Open HandsPurple HeartPurple HeartPurple Heart

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“Jehoshoua, whom we call Jesus, from the Greek form of his name, was probably born in Nazareth. It was certainly in this abandoned corner of Galilee that his childhood was passed, and the first, the greatest of the Christian mysteries accomplished: the appearance of the soul of the Christ. He was the son of Miriam, or Mary, wife of the carpenter Joseph, a Galilean woman of noble origin, affiliated to the Essenes.

Legend has woven a tissue of marvels around the birth of Jesus. If legend gives refuge to numerous superstitions, it also at times conceals psychic truths but little known, for they are above the perception of the mass of mankind. One fact may be learned from the legendary history of Mary, that Jesus was a child consecrated before his birth to a prophetic mission, by the wish of his mother.

The same thing is related of several heroes and prophets of the Old Testament. These sons thus dedicated to God were called Nazarenes. Touching this point, it is interesting to refer to the histories of Samson and of Samuel. An angel announces to Samson’s mother that she will soon be with child, and will give birth to a son, whose head the razor shall not touch. In the case of Samuel, it is the mother who herself requests a child from God. (Judges 13:3-5 and 1 Samuel 1:11-20).

Now Sam-u-el, in its original root signification, means, Inner glory of God. The mother, feeling herself, as it were, illumined by the one she incarnated, considered him as the ethereal essence of the Lord. These passages are extremely important, as they introduce us to the esoteric, the constant and living tradition in Israel, and, along this channel, into the real signification of the Christian legend.

Elkana, the husband, is indeed the earthly father of Samuel in the flesh, but the Eternal is his heavenly Father in the Spirit. The figurative language of Judaic monotheism here, masks the doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul. The woman initiate appeals to a superior soul, demanding to receive it in her womb, and bring to birth a prophet.

This doctrine, considerably veiled by the Jews, and completely absent from their official worship, formed part of the secret tradition of the initiates. It appears in the prophets. Jeremiah affirms it in the following terms: “The word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jesus will say the same to the scandalized Pharisees, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.”

How much of this can we apply in the case of Mary, the mother of Jesus? It appears that, in the first Christian communities, Jesus had been regarded as a son of Mary and Joseph, since Matthew gives us the genealogical tree of Joseph to prove that Jesus can trace his descent from David. At a later date, legend, anxious to show the supernatural origin of the Christ, wove her web of gold and azure, the history of Joseph and Mary, the Annunciation, and even the infancy of Mary in the temple.

An attempt to discover the esoteric signification of Jewish tradition and Christian legend, would lead one to say that the action of Providence, or the influx of the spiritual world which co-operates in the birth of any man, whoever he be, is more powerful and evident at the birth of all men of genius, whose appearance can in no way be explained by the sole law of physical atavism. This influx reaches its greatest intensity in the case of one of those divine prophets, destined to change the face of the world.

The soul chosen for a divine mission comes from a divine world; it comes freely and consciously; but that it may enter upon an earthly life, a chosen vessel is needed; and the appeal of a highly gifted mother, who by the attitude of her moral being, the desire of her soul, and the purity of her life, has a presentiment, attracts and incarnates into her very blood and flesh, the soul of the Redeemer destined in the eyes of men to become a son of God. Such is the profound truth beneath the ancient idea of the Virgin-Mother. The Hindu genius had already given expression to this idea in the legend of Krishna. The Gospels of Matthew and of Luke have rendered it with an even more admirable simplicity and poetic instinct. “To the soul which comes from heaven, birth is a death,” Empedocles had said 500 years B.C.

However sublime the spirit be, once imprisoned in flesh, it temporarily loses the remembrance of all its past; once engaged in corporal life, the development of its earthly consciousness is subjected to the laws of the world in which it incarnates. It falls under the force of the elements. The higher its origin, the greater will be the effort to regain its dormant powers, its celestial innatenesses, and to become conscious of its mission.

Profound and tender souls need silence and peace to spring into manifestation. Jesus passed his early years amid the calm of Galilee. His first impressions were gentle, austere, and serene. His birthplace resembled a corner of heaven, dropped on the side of a mountain. The village of Nazareth has changed but little with the flight of time. Its houses rising in tiers under the rock, resembled – so travelers say – white cubes scattered about in a forest of pomegranate, vine, and fig trees, while myriads of doves filled the heavens.

Around this nest of verdant freshness floats the pure mountain air, while on the heights may be seen the open, clear horizon of Galilee. Add to this imposing background the quiet, solemn home-life of a pious, patriarchal family. The strength of Jewish education lay always in the unity of law and faith, as well as in the powerful organization of the family, dominated by the national and religious idea.

The paternal home was a kind of temple for the child. Instead of the grinning frescoes, the nymphs and fauns which adorned the atrium of the Greek houses, such as could be seen at Sephoris and Tiberias, there could be found in the Jewish houses only passages from the laws and the prophets, the stern, rigid texts standing out in Chaldean characters above the doors and upon the walls. But the union of father and mother in mutual love of their children, illumined and warmed the house with a distinctly spiritual life. It was there Jesus received his early instruction, and first became acquainted with the Scriptures under the teaching of his parents.

From his earliest childhood the long, strange destiny of the people of God appeared before him in the periodic feasts and holy days celebrated in family life by reading, song, and prayer. At the Feast of Tabernacles, a shed, made of myrtle and olive branches, was erected in the court or on the roof of the house in memory of the nomad patriarchs of bygone ages. The seven-branched candlestick was lit, and there were produced the rolls of papyrus from which the secret history was read aloud. To the child’s mind, the Eternal was present, not merely in the starry sky, but even in this ***candlestick the reflex of his glory, in the speech of the father, and the silent love of the mother.

Thus, Jesus was made acquainted with the great days in Israel’s history, days of joy and sorrow, of triumph and exile, of numberless afflictions and eternal hope. The father gave no reply to the child’s eager and direct questions. But the mother, raising those dreamy eyes from beneath their long dark lashes, and catching her son’s questioning look, said to him, “The Word of God lives in his prophets alone.”

Jesus, The Last Great Initiate, by Edouard Schuré, 1908

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